By Alistair S. Duff
There is a transparent want for a scientific, integrative, and rigorous normative idea of the knowledge society. during this ebook, Duff deals a prescriptive conception to assist to lead the tutorial and coverage groups as they debate the longer term form of rising post-industrial, information-based societies. He argues that details coverage must turn into anchored in a left-liberal philosophy which foregrounds a possible permutation of the center beliefs of freedom, equality and brotherhood. the knowledge society, whether it is to be worthy having in any respect, can't be allowed to be principally the end result of the unfastened play of industry forces and technological determinism. The social constitution, together with the knowledge financial system, needs to be subjected to a regulatory axiological procedure as explicated by way of a few best proponents of social democracy. this article is going to be of curiosity to students and scholars on the leading edge of knowledge reviews, journalism and media, desktop technology, sociology, politics, philosophy, administration and law.
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A Normative Theory of the Information Society (Routledge Research in Information Technology and Society) by Alistair S. Duff